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  • Food Factory Fined $2.3M After Two Workers Hurt in Fall

    A British food manufacturing company, Karro Foods Ltd., was sentenced to pay a fine totaling £1,866,000, or about $2.3 million, after two workers were seriously hurt in a fall at the firm’s facility in Malton, UK, Great Britain’s occupational safety regulator, The Health and...

  • Agribusiness ADM Adds Two New Members to Board

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced Friday that two new members were added to its board of directors. The firm’s board of directors has nominated Dr. Lei Zhang Schlitz to stand for election to the board at the company’s upcoming annual stockholders...

  • New CEO to Take Helm of Pilgrim’s Pride

    The board of poultry and prepared foods firm Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation recently named Jayson Penn as the firm’s new chief executive officer and president as the company’s current top executive prepares to retire. “Jayson Penn has enjoyed a distinguished career in the...

  • Tyson Recalls Chicken Amid Metal Contamination Concerns

    Protein products firm Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 69,093 lb of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may contain pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in an announcement Thursday.  Federal food safety regulators became...

  • Dust Build-Up Causes Fire at ABB Plant in Missouri

    An accumulation of dust and soot in an exhaust fan led to a small fire at the ABB plant in Jefferson City, MO in the early hours of Friday morning, officials told local news organizations.   12 firefighters responded to the scene after the fire was reported at around 3 a.m. and knocked the...

  • Sealed Air to Add Capacity for Plant-Based Packaging

    Packaging solutions firm Sealed Air Corporation announced a new $24 million project to expand capacity for plant-based packaging at its Simpsonville, SC production facility on Thursday. The company said its investment will enable the plant to become the first site in North America to manufacture...

  • 12 Dead After Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Egypt

    12 or more people are dead after an explosion in a gas tank rocked a a fertilizer plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt on Thursday, international and local news organizations reported.  Officials told news wire service Reuters that the tank blew up at an Egyptian military-owned phosphates...

  • Mondelez Forms Partnership with Food Startup Incubator

    American snack company Mondelez International recently formed a partnership with food business incubator The Hatchery Chicago to collaborate with and support Chicago-area food and beverage startup companies. The Deerfield, IL-based firm said in a release Thursday that the new relationship with The...

  • Lubrizol Expands TPU Production Capabilities

    American specialty chemicals manufacturer The Lubrizol Corporation is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the addition of a new TPU production line at the firm’s plant in Songjiang, China. The company announced Tuesday that the new asset is expected to become operational this...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer Materials Handling Training

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and the Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program are teaming up to offer an online course in advanced materials handling concepts.  Learn how to determine the characteristics of various materials and their effects on the...